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The 2019 High Heel Drag Race Replay

An event that is never without high stakes drama, the day went from 100% rain to a sunny and beautiful October afternoon. More than 900 people lined West Mechanic Street on Sunday, October 27th, to partake in our annual High Heel Drag Race festivities. 

Racers and spectators were decked out in a fun, unique costumes and full drag. Miss New Hope Celebrates Sapphira Cristal kicked the event off with a live performance of the National Anthem, while our police, fire and rescue teams stood at attention. We salute Chief Cummings and his team, along with the men and women of our outstanding fire and rescue department, who not only shine during our community events but keep us safe every day. 

So many memories made, including an extraordinary surprise appearance from Santa wearing 6-inch rainbow platform shoes arrived in a chauffeured stretch limo! Lady Natella wowed the crowd once again with a breathtaking handmade silver and black gown by Angelo viz Creations. Special thanks to David Petrello for pinch-hitting as our DJ de jour – fabulous job. Not to be forgotten our bevy of lovely Drag Queens: Miss Pumpkin, Summer Clearance, Eileen Brennan, Miss Peacock, Ginger Alley, Tina Montgomery.   

A photo finish – The winners of this year’s race are: First Place; Craig Pantellere, Second Place; Justin Farnham, Third Place; Graham Lundeen.

Prizes courtesy of Marsha Brown, Under the Moon, The Greenhouse, The Logan Inn, The Lambertville House, Karla’s, and The Landing. 

The party didn’t stop at the end of the race.  Havana’s hosted an unforgettable After Party, donating a fantastic spread for over 200 guests. It was a high end to a perfect day in New Hope. Photos by David Wittchel, owner David Wittchel Salon and an awesome volunteer photographer. 

We also like to thank the West Mechanic Street merchants who allow us to celebrate this truly extraordinary event every year. 

Surrender | Nina’s Waffles | Great Barn Taproom | Karla’s | Nektar Wine Bar | Zubi Restaurant & Bar | God Save The Queens | The Lions Den | The Studio Gallery | Living Arts Tattoo | Great Barn Taproom | Night Bird Vintage Clothing 

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